This rant has nothing to do with cable prices, waiting all day for a technician to show up or a dvr not recording my favorite show (the things most comcast customers would likely have an issue with). It has to do with running a pointless test of the emergency alert system during primetime on a cable channel. Seriously – WTF?! There I am, happy as can be watching Burn Notice on USA on Thursday night. It’s the last 2-3 minutes of the episode and Michael and Fiona are just starting a serious discussion about their relationship. What happens next… I’ve got no f—ing idea because my TV suddenly is showing me nothing but snow with some 1970s style text scrolling over it telling me that this fancy special defect is part of a weekly test of the emergency broadcast system. Comcast – test all you want during a commercial break or at 3a.m. – but test over prime time again and I’ll finally get off my rear and switch to DirecTV or Dish (which I want to do anyway but inertia and/or laziness have prevented).
$89 for a 4′ HDMI cable that is worth $2? I bought two 10′ HDMI cables with the same specs for less than $10 including shipping. They’ve worked flawlessly. But hey, I have to give their marketing department credit for actually convincing people that they need to spend the extra $87 for the Monster Brand. I’m just surprised that there are enough people willing to drop a Benjamin for a single cable in the world to keep them going. I would think that people who are that into a/v equipment would take two seconds to do a little research online and learn the truth.
Just some stupid gatorade ad campaign.
WTF is with people abandoning baby anythings on the side of the road/in a dumpster/wherever? People, people – take responsibility. Listen to Bob Barker and get your pets spayed or neutered (this applies to your daughter too if her name is Nadya Suleman). If you let your dog have puppies, take care of them yourself or find them a good home. Think long and hard about wtf is wrong with you if you even consider leaving baby animals on the side of the road?
Anyway – these little guys need a home or some foster parents. Contact us if you can help.
Ok, first off, Yelp is a cool idea and I used to think it was a cool site, but… wtf is up with censoring negative posts? And while I’m at it, wtf is up with celebrating people who write hundreds of one sentence posts? How is that helpful or useful except in stroking that author’s ego? It seems like a lot of people just doing reciprocal clicking on “cool” or “useful”. You click my ego, I’ll click yours.
So let me go back to the censorship part for a second. Let’s go back about a year… I was really getting into reviewing all types of businesses, both good and bad. Mind you, these weren’t one or two sentence posts, but full on five paragraph essays. So one weekend I had a really awful experience at a T-Mobile store (surprise, surprise) and decided to write it up. I made sure to follow their guidelines, referring to them several times as I wrote yet another masterpiece. Well, I logged back in two weeks later to check a restaurant review and to my dismay the post was gone… vanished… it had ceased to be. WTF yelp?
Needless to say, that was the last time I wasted any time on yelp. If they are removing well crafted reviews and celebrating one sentence gibberish, I will find honest reviews elsewhere.
Three covered fillings and I still owe my dentist $600?! Please explain to me how anyone can call that covered? I think it’s time they look into hiring a better negotiator to secure those “negotiated” rates. Maybe one that carries a lead pipe.
It doesn’t seem to matter if you are a guy or a girl, it seems like everyone is leaving their mark on the toilet seat. Do you really need to mark your territory? Whether it’s a drop or it looks like you were trying to hose it down – wipe it off people! Or better yet, don’t do it in the first place. It’s disgusting.
Is there an “app” to make my TV never show me another iPhone commercial ever again? Or maybe an “app” to rupture my eardrums so I never have to hear that smug announcer’s voice ever again. Either one will work.
Well, no excuse really. The site is up now. Let the complaining begin!